Thomas Schlarp | 40 minutes ago
It took Arkansas almost 3 years to record 2 SEC wins this season. Sam Pittman needed 3 weeks.
A pair of goal lines and 7 turns, including 2 interceptions returned for touchdowns, pushed the Reservebacks to a 33-21 home win over Ole Miss as Hogs’ defense slowed down one of the highest crimes in the country.
The offender entered the week with an average of two yards per game (573.0), but was tested by only 145 yards in the first half and 0 points in the first half. Matt Corral, a week after Alabama’s 365-yard flare, threw six interceptions, including one in the second quarter, when Jalen Catalon of Arkansas returned 35 yards to land.
The Razorbacks ended the victory with a 23-yard spike by Grant Morgan, which remained 3:07, ending the final threat of Ole Miss.
The Britsarbs led 20-0 in six months, underlined by a decisive stop on their 1-yard line in the first quarter. The Mississippi squad groped for 4th place.
Corral and Ole Miss zoomed right into the field to start the second half, but were again packed on the 1-yard line, again failing to score.
After Ole Miss was beaten by nearly 100 yards in the first half, Britzabek’s offense stopped in the third quarter. Their first 3 series in the half led to a blow, touch and interception, and the two turns were a bizarre series of events in which both teams combined 4 turns in 14 games.
Ole Miss finally found the final zone with an 8-yard touchdown by Elijah Moore, a little less than 5 minutes left in the third, and scored early in the fourth to make the game 1 point before Arkansas finally found some success in the offensive side of the ball.
The 13-game, 75-yard drive, completed by an impressive Treylon Burks trap in the end zone, put the pigs on two points and ended the growing momentum of Ole Miss.
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Berks finished the team with 11 receptions for 137 yards, almost half of the Arkansas pass.
Arkansas seemed to have a game of secrecy when the fake Punt Ole Miss continued the rebel movement and led to a landing. The Hogs failed to run too much time on the clock on the next drive, passing the ball to Ole Miss, having enough time for a chance to win, but the Arkansas defense continued its victory.
Given the explosion against Auburn last week cost Arkansas a potential victory, Pittman and the Reserves are preparing something in Fayetteville.